The neuropsychological evaluation consists of a series of meetings in which the neuropsychologist collects useful information to understand the reported problem, through interviews and the administration of standardized tests. The neuropsychologist formulates diagnostic hypotheses based on the reported symptoms and uses the tests and the neuropsychological interview to verify them.
The tests are tests that investigate the functioning of different cognitive areas: the performances performed using these tools are then compared with the average scores obtained by the general population to understand if there is an actual difficulty, or if the cognitive level is within the norm.
WHAT IT'S FOR
The objective of the evaluation is to investigate the causes of the reported problems and to identify any areas of cognitive fragility.
In the event that there is an actual difficulty, the assessment can be useful as a starting point for embarking on a path of cognitive enhancement.
HOW IT WORKS
The neuropsychological evaluation is divided into several meetings structured as follows:
- a first interview in which the person concerned and any accompanying person report the reasons that led them to request a neuropsychological study;
- a series of individual meetings (varying in number according to the type of request) in which neuropsychological tests are carried out;
- a final restitution meeting in which the neuropsychologist illustrates what emerged during the evaluation and delivers the report describing the results of the tests with the relative clinical indications of intervention
HOW IT IS STRUCTURED
To evaluate cognitive functioning based on the symptoms reported, we propose three levels of in-depth analysis of neurocognitive functions:
1st level - COGNITIVE SKILLS
2nd level - ATTENTION
3rd level - LANGUAGE